From the original 1978 TV show through the reimagined series, the slang flies. Chrome jobs, bullet-heads, the Big G. What the frak are they saying, anyway? Test how well you know your "Battlestar Galactica" lingo.
BSG stands for Battlestar Group. Galactica leads BSG-75, and Pegasus leads BSG-62.
It's true; planets are called colonies.
The executive officer, aka the XO, is second in command.
Ambrosia is a bright green alcoholic drink.
Stims, like speed, are stimulants taken by some pilots to stay awake.
Trainee pilots are nicknamed "nuggets."
A "free flight jump" is military jargon meaning a parachute landing.
A triad is a poker-style card game.
The fighter pilot manual is known as the "book of strategy."
"Krypter!" is used as an emergency distress signal over radio communications.
Cylons are a race of AI that wiped out 99 percent of the human race.
The term "skinjob" refers to 1982's "Blade Runner," where it was used as a derogatory term for a replicant.
Basestars (and raiders) are part of the Cylon, not the Colonial, fleet.
Going back to the barn means you're going back to base.
The Colonial measurement of a year is a yahren.
A jock smock is a flight suit.
"By your command" is an affirmative reply (yes) to an order given by another Cylon Centurion, the Imperious Leader or other authority.
One centar, which is a Colonial measurement of time and analogous to an Earth hour, is equal to 60 centons (like to Earth minutes).
Knuckle-dragger, like "grunt" in the U.S. military, is slang for enlisted personnel.
"Code blue!" is an internal security alarm call. It's yelled when there's a Cylon sighting aboard Galactica.
A week of Colonial time is called a secton.
Cubits are used as currency throughout the Colonies. (Daggits, by the way, are dogs. And tucanas are 3-D feline creatures that sing on planet Carillon.)
Being "boxed" means a Cylon's consciousness is downloaded into storage rather than into a new body.
Skids up means "take off" (or "launch"), and it's often used at the end of mission briefings.
The Colonial expression references Carl Sagan: "for Sagan's sake!"
Pyramid is a contact sport, combining elements of football and basketball with baseball and rugby.
Morpho, similar to morphine, is a pain killer.
The commanding officer is referred to as the "Actual" over wireless transmissions.
Tally means there's a sighting of an enemy target.
"Tron" was one of the first movies to use computer-generated worlds and avatars, and it was the first to use "derez," which means "deresolution" (when the avatar dissolves or is deleted).